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Prez, VP and PM greet ISRO for successfully launching 104 satellites on single rocket

Last Modified Wednesday, 15 February 2017 (15:37 IST)
New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice-President M Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated for the successful launch of PSLV-C37 and CARTOSAT satellite together with 103 nano satellites. The President, in a message to Secretary, Department of Space and Chairman of ISRO A S Kiran Kumar, said, “I extend my sincere congratulations and best wishes to you and your team at the (ISRO) on the successful launch into space of – C37, carrying a record 104 satellites.
 

'This day shall go down as a landmark in the history of our space programme. The nation is proud of this significant achievement, which has demonstrated, yet again, India’s increasing space capabilities. 'Kindly convey my greetings to the members of your team of scientists, engineers, technologists and all others associated with this great mission. I urge ISRO to continue to strive for the progress of our space capabilities. I wish all your future endeavours great success.” In his message, the Vice-President said, “I offer my congratulations to the scientists, engineers and technicians of ISRO for the successful launch of the PSLV-C37 rocket that placed 104 satellites including Cartosat 2 Series from India and 7 other counties in their designated orbits.
 
This has been a history scripting effort of launching 104 satellites in a single launch. 'The flawless launch has once again demonstrated India’s capabilities in the space sector and underlined our efforts to make the use and exploration of space more accessible and affordable. 'I wish ISRO all the very best for the future.” Congratulating ISRO, the Prime Minister said, "Congratulations to ISRO for the successful launch of PSLV-C37 and CARTOSAT satellite together with 103 nano satellites. 'This remarkable feat by ISRO is yet another proud moment for our space scientific community and the nation. India salutes our scientists".
 
"Spoke to the Secretary, Department of Space and congratulated him & the entire team of scientists on today's exceptional achievement", Mr Modi said. ISRO today launched PSLV-C37 carrying a record 104 satellites from (SDSC), here. The heavyweight rocket carrying Cartosat-2 as its main payload also carried 103 nano satellites that include 101 from seven foreign countries. (UNI)
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